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Polartec over Wool for field (maybe not city)
Polartec as a fabric is hard to beat. For urban wear, maybe the classic GI issue M*A*S*H style hat is tough to beat, but the fleece is lighter, also insulates when wet, and more comfortable on the...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 2:38pm

Another Great Idea Turned Great Product Offering from OSS
Got mine a day or two after I ordered it. Really fantastic. Sized to hold a couple of cold cans, is the perfect incentive to take a proper dinner cozy. Now I don't have to worry about the be...

In Gear Deals » New Product. Escape Pouch. Sale Soon.
February 11, 1:51pm

Flash for sale
I'll sell mine (gray with orange trim) for $15 shipped USPS priority. I guess $12 if you want slow mail.

In Gear Swap » WTB REI Flash 18 (also have things to trade)
February 10, 5:51pm

FS: Kookabay Pad and Pillow
Would like to keep these as a set. Catch and release albeit a year or so down the road. I just don't need an insulated pad, and like the lighter weight of my TAR neo air for most trips. I'...

In Gear Swap » FS: Kookabay Pad and Pillow
February 10, 5:28pm

Hexamid for "most" 3-season use / Duomid for "all" 3-season use
I like the Hexamid tarp with beak and cuben groundsheet. It's 9.8 oz. with bathtub solo groundsheet, guylines and cord locks (would not be there but for the previous owner - that said, they...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 10, 5:06pm

First UL Gear
I was in school in 2001 when I discovered sites by Adventure Alan, Sgt. Rock, and others (I think I joined BPL in '03). I went from a HUGE TNF 70 ltr. internal frame pack, to a Golite Gust, Sno...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 09, 12:26pm

Kavinace or Benadryl
The latter is multipurpose. The former works as we'll or better.

In GEAR » Sleep aids
February 08, 12:29am

Sierra Trading Post
Has Columbia grid fleece (a full zip hoody looked pretty nice to me) on sale for cheap right now. check it out.

In GEAR » Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
February 07, 10:52am

less is more
In those temps - pretty much like summer in the sierras, I would wear a T-shirt and shorts all day. Carry a long sleeve light-to-mid weight base layer, wind pants, and a windshirt with a fleece or...

In GEAR » Summer layering advice for newcomer, hiking in Alps in temps from 0C up to 25C
February 07, 10:51am

Mountain HW Hoopla 4 on STP
I think it's under $300 for the Hoopla four, two-ish pounds, and LOTS of room. Worth a look at

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Large Pyramid\Tipi
February 06, 7:28pm

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